NVIDIA Shield update adds Google Assistant improvements, YouTube TV support, more nifty features

NVIDIA is rolling out Shield Experience 6.1 update to its Android TV devices. The update brings quite a few new features and improvements, some of them having been previously mentioned by NVIDIA and Google.

First off, we have YouTube TV support for Shield owners in the United States, something that we’ve already reported about earlier today. Although Google Assistant has been enabled on NVIDIA Shield a while ago, the update brings some improvements that are meant to make it smarter.

All Google Assistant enhancements are only available in the US. After applying …


Action Launcher update brings support for some nifty Android O features

Action Launcher, the popular Android app has just received a small but important update that gives users a taste of what’s to come when Google launches Android O.

Of course, this update is not just about Android O, but these are among the most important changes you’ll get in the newest version of Action Launcher.

First off, Action Launcher now features Android O App Shortcut styling, as well as notification previews. Also, Notification Dots has been implemented, but those who prefer numerical unread badges instead of this specific feature, the new version of Action Launcher is able …

How to make use of OnePlus 5's nifty screen gestures

With all the customization options present on the OnePlus 5, it will really be a shame not to make use of all the neat software goodies that OnePlus has plastered all over its latest phone.
One of the most useful, yet often overlooked features you can make use of on your OnePlus 5, are the on-board gestures functionalities. Yeah, it’s not a groundbreaking featurette but new adopters of the OnePlus 5 should absolutely know about.
So, how do you enable and manage these neat little features, and more importantly, should you? We think …

Galaxy S8, LG G6 come with nifty USB adapters in the box: here are 3 practical uses for those

If you look inside the box your Galaxy S8 or LG G6 came in, you’ll find a thumb-sized thingamajig with a USB Type-C connector at one end and a full-sized USB port on the other. That’s a USB adapter. Its purpose – or at least the one Samsung and LG had in mind – is to let you plug your old handset directly into your new Galaxy S8 or LG G6 and transfer all your data. If you’re a geek, however, you surely know that the little USB gizmo holds greater potential.

USB On-The-Go is a feature of the USB standard allowing one USB device to have other USB devices connected to it …

Office for Android getting some nifty new features in July

Microsoft has just unveiled plans for a new Office update that will arrive during the month of July on Android devices. Well, technically, there will be more than one updates since Office is now split in multiple apps: Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word.

In any case, Microsoft announced that the first new features it readies for Office users on Android have already been pushed to the Insider ring. If you’re part of the Office Insider program, then you should be getting a couple of new features in the next few days. Otherwise, you’ll just have to wait for the testing …